Traveling Over the Holidays? – You Had Better Plan Ahead

November 02, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently reported the number of bags lost or delayed by airlines continues to climb with a daily average of 14,089 in August. It was the worst month for baggage-handling since December 2004. Why the increase? Trouble with checked bags was partly the result of a ban on liquids and gels in carry-on luggage after an alleged plot to bomb U.S.-bound jetliners was foiled in the UK. Passengers who normally carried their luggage began checking it to avoid having their toiletries and other liquids confiscated by security screeners.
In an effort to avoid the long waiting lines and reduce the potential of lost or delayed baggage, many air travelers are now planning their holiday travels to include shipping their baggage and uncertain carry-on items to their destination in advance of their trip. Niche companies such as The Luggage Club, the premier door-to-door luggage, sports equipment and goods delivery experts, offer their services to help remove the uncertainty and stress for travelers. The Luggage Club is positioned to meet the needs of this growing trend of travelers who have decided to play it safe by shipping their luggage in advance of their trip. Travelers’ luggage can be picked up at their home, office or location of choice and delivered to their final travel destination, and returned again at the end of their trip. Plus, The Luggage Club has no limits on size, weight or number of pieces that can be shipped.

“As we head into the busy holiday travel season, we expect many travelers will be introduced to the new carry-on restrictions for the first time and it may be a real learning experience for them.” says Gene Langenecker, CEO of The Luggage Club. He goes on to say “Today’s travelers are more savvy than ever before and are looking for smarter ways to travel so our service is a perfect fit, plus it provides the traveler with the peace-of-mind of knowing their items will be delivered to their travel destination safely, secure and on time”.

The Luggage Club offers a variety of money-saving programs including a Handicap Program for physically disabled travelers, Corporate Program for business travelers, Affiliate Program for travel agents and a Frequent Traveler Program offering volume-based price discounted packages, plus Gift Cards are available for purchase. Services are available throughout 220 countries worldwide.

For more information on The Luggage Club, go to or call Toll-Free 877-231-5131.